Hard to tell if this is just hype but it seems that SciFi channel really went to town on M. Night Shyamalan. Last fall Shyamalan agreed to giving SciFi's documentary crew "unlimited access" to the production of his new movie, The Village. As you might imagine, the documentarians, Nathaniel Kahn and Callum Greene (producer of Lost in Translation) took advantage of that "unlimited access" and went off the reservation. Shyamalan quit on-screen and the documentarians started interviewing friends of Shyamalan who weren't on the suggested contact list. Shyamalan claims the documentary was supposed to be about making The Village but quickly became about him. SciFi is allegedly now blackmailing Shyamalan. As reported by AP, David Westover, spokesperson for SciFi, said: The kicker, of course, is that Callum Greene and Shyamalan have the same agent and why on earth would ScFi want to build animosity with one of the leading science fiction/fantasy directors in Hollywood? I'm kind of skeptical about the whole thing. This may just be a publicity stunt to help promote The Village, but I think it's in poor taste if it is. It probably just shows Shyamalan being demanding or short-tempered. He does have a reputation of being exacting but then artists are generally a demanding bunch and tempers can flare easily. Anyone hear anything about this?